SkyBar Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur: Cocktails in the Sky!

by | Sep 9, 2014 | Cocktails and Dining, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 7 comments

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As soon as we heard about the SkyBar and its incredible views of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur we knew we had to go and check it out! The opportunity to sip cocktails while admiring the majestic towers was too good to miss! We retrieved our travelling finest from our rucksacks (not easy after a few months on the road!) and set off for the SkyBar ready to quench our cocktail thirst!

SkyBar, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur ©thewholeworldisaplayground

The SkyBar

The SkyBar is perched on top of the Traders Hotel and, after a short elevator ride to the 33rd floor, we stepped into the open air rooftop bar. Having spotted the window alcoves with their panoramic view of the Petronas Towers we were smitten! Luckily our server sensed my discreet excitement (or possibly very obvious excitement depending on which way you look at it!) for the stunning view and seated us in a window booth!

The SkyBar is stylish and, when we went during the day, the vibe was quite laid back. A very tempting swimming pool separates the two sides of the bar and I made a mental note not to fall in after a few cocktails! We hadn’t brought our swimming gear but we did have fun dipping our toes in the water! There were lots of people chilling out in the water between cocktails until the pool closed in the evening.

Mind your step! Inside the SkyBar:

SkyBar, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur ©thewholeworldisaplayground

As the evening approached the bar got busier and the crowd more dressed up while a DJ set the party atmosphere as the lights went down. It’s definitely a much more hip spot in the evening that during the day!

The View

The view is breathtaking! I’ve always assumed that the pictures I’ve seen of the Petronas Towers have been heavily edited because they look so amazing. It turns out they’re actually just amazing in real life! The SkyBar has unobstructed views of the Towers and the KLCC park below and I could easily gaze out the window for hours!

The picture perfect view from our table:

SkyBar, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur ©thewholeworldisaplayground

When the sun goes down:

SkyBar, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur ©thewholeworldisaplayground

The Cocktails

We settled into our window booth and, after lots of ogling at the amazing view, checked out the cocktail menu. The bar offers a nice selection of champagne, martini and classic cocktails and we opted for our old favourite, a classic mojito! I was a little sad to see our mojitos arrive in a normal glass as I like a bit of ceremony around drinking cocktails! They were definitely tasty but where are the fancy cocktail glasses?!

Maps and Mojitos!

SkyBar, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur ©thewholeworldisaplayground

Overall

The SkyBar is a fantastic spot for admiring the city skyline and the incredible Petronas Towers and we loved the panoramic views of the towers and the city below. The bar itself is very cool when the sun sets and the lights go down and it’s a really fun place to spend an evening in Kuala Lumpar.

Happy posing!

Sky Bar Kuala Lumpur

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Website: SkyBar

Address: Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

SkyBar, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur ©thewholeworldisaplayground

Opening Hours: 

Sunday to Thursday: 11am to 12:30am

Friday/Saturday: 11am to 1:30am

Dress Code: We went to the SkyBar on a weekday afternoon and the dress code was quite relaxed. The website states that the dress code is smart casual and it most definitely was in the evening.

Reservations: Reservations are accepted at the SkyBar and it’s advisable to reserve the window booths.

7 Comments

  1. Samantha

    Ooh this post came at the perfect time. We’ll be in KL in two weeks and I don’t have any idea of what to do or where to go haha. This is perfect! Thanks 🙂

    Reply
    • Elaine

      Excellent! Have a good trip, hope you get to sample some of the cocktails!

      Reply
  2. Mindi @ 2foodtrippers

    It’s so great that you got the window booth. The view is something special.

    Reply
    • Elaine

      The Petronas Towers are spectacular, I loved the view!

      Reply
  3. Jon @ jonistravelling.com

    Great view! I’ve been to KL a few times but never went there – went to a couple of rooftop bars in Singapore though. They are definitely the best places to drink but so expensive!

    Reply
    • Elaine

      There’s definitely a premium on the view! We’re just back from Bangkok and it was exactly the same – 6 or 7 dollars for a beer that was 50 cent everywhere else! Totally worth it though!

      Reply
  4. zara

    Well worth a isit to see that view

    Reply

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